Learning Commons

Welcome to Elizabeth Barrett's Learning Commons

What is a Learning Commons?

A Learning Commons takes school libraries into the 21st century. The goal of the learning commons is to enable all students to be engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. The concept of a learning commons is a shift in thinking from a library as a physical space that is a repository of books, to an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play to expand and deepen learning. A learning commons is an agile and responsive learning and teaching environment available to individuals and groups to use for multiple, often simultaneous, purposes. It supports literacy, numeracy, competency development, and student learning outcomes through access to an instruction in the effective use of print and digital resources.

Virtual Tour of Learning Commons

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Circulation Policy

  • Library materials are available for staff, students and parents to sign out
  • Kindergarten to Grade Four may sign out 2 books (French Immersion students need to sign out an equal number of French Book).
  • Overdue Fines: In case a student's library books are long overdue please bring a non-perishable food donation along with the books and fines will be pardoned.
  • Lost Book Charges: In case a student lost a library book, we would like it to be replaced with a book from the student's personal book collection that is appropriate for our school patronage.
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